MERCI – MIIGWETCH – THANK YOU

Thank you for your interest in supporting Glendon students, researchers and our beautiful campus. On a small campus like ours, your financial support goes even further to developing our capacity to inspire civic engagement, collaboration, and to empower students to become fully-engaged local and global leaders. 

Our dedicated Glendon alumni, friends and donors make a difference. Without them, Glendon would simply not exists. Did you know our campus was originally created by a bequest? Our proud history as the first campus of York University is rich with stories of donors who made an impact through philanthropy.

While gifts to any area of Glendon are appreciated, annually we rally our community of donors to support one or two key priorities so that together we can make a greater impact. Here are our two priorities for this year.

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

Many donors tell us that they were once recipients of financial aid and this inspires them to give back each year. Now more than ever, supporting our students to alleviate the financial stresses of post-secondary education is critical.

Donors are a valued part of Glendon as more than 400 students are recipients of the generosity of our community with gifts of all sizes to new and established bursaries, scholarships and other awards each year. In fact, 70% of funds donated to Glendon directly support students.

Thank you for encouraging our students to pursue their dreams with your gifts!

We would like to introduce you to four recipients of financial aid at Glendon and share with you the impact a gift can make in our student’s lives.

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

Experiential Education (EE) is a pedagogical approach which embeds a range of strategies linking theory to concrete experiences – within the classroom, community or workplace – to advance the learning objectives of a course or program. Here is an example:

Offered by the Department of Hispanic Studies at Glendon in collaboration with the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York, the Narratives in Costa Rica. Individuals, Communities and their Voices course is taught entirely in Costa Rica and primarily in the Biologic Corridor Alexander Skutch, where York University’s Eco-Campus is located.

In the summer of 2019, before starting their narrative field work, students learned theories and methods of narrative research, and participated in two method-oriented workshops: one dealing with oral autobiography and the other with life story interviewing. These allowed students to relate to the course subject, while acquiring research tools and developing a sense of their own narrative construction and the value of their stories, their memory and their subjectivity.

Your gifts offer students opportunities like these to expand and apply their learning.

BriBri indigenous community and students doing narrative field work. Salitre, Costa Rica

YOUR IMPACT

Supporting Students Financial Aid or Experiential Education can take many forms. Here are a few examples of how your gift makes an impact:

  • $200: Supports a student to attend the Model United Nations Conference
  • $500-$2,000: Supports a student with travel and cost of living expenses during a 240-hour work experience
  • $2,640: Supports a student in a field course at Glendon. These courses range from studying Geopoetics in Spain to observing bird migration along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec